Xue Qing David Wang

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The mechanism underlying the upregulation of NMDA receptor function by group I metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs), including mGluR1 and 5, is not known. Here we show that in cortical neurons, brief selective activation of group I mGluRs with (S)-3,5-dihydroxy-phenylglycine (DHPG) induced a Ca(2+)-calmodulin-dependent activation of Pyk2/CAKbeta and(More)
Spatial chromatin organization is emerging as an important mechanism to regulate the expression of genes. However, very little is known about genome architecture at high-resolution in vivo. Here, we mapped the three-dimensional organization of the human Hox clusters with chromosome conformation capture (3C) technology. We show that computational modeling of(More)
Integrin-associated protein (IAP/CD47) augments the function of alpha2beta1 integrin in smooth muscle cells (SMC), resulting in enhanced chemotaxis toward soluble collagen (Wang, X-Q., and W.A. Frazier. 1998. Mol. Biol. Cell. 9:865). IAP-deficient SMC derived from IAP(-/-) animals did not migrate in response to 4N1K (KRFYVVMWKK), a peptide agonist of IAP(More)
The Na+, K+-ATPase (Na+, K+-pump) plays critical roles in maintaining ion homeostasis. Blocking the Na+, K+-pump may lead to apoptosis. By contrast, whether an apoptotic insult may affect the Na+, K+-pump activity is largely undefined. In cultured cortical neurons, the Na+, K+-pump activity measured as a membrane current Ipump was time-dependently(More)
The carboxyl-terminal domain of thrombospondin-1 enhances the migration and proliferation of smooth muscle cells. Integrin-associated protein (IAP or CD47) is a receptor for the thrombospondin-1 carboxyl-terminal cell-binding domain and binds the agonist peptide 4N1K (kRFYVVMWKk) from this domain. 4N1K peptide stimulates chemotaxis of both human and rat(More)
Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is a cAMP-regulated chloride channel localized at apical cell membranes and exists in macromolecular complexes with a variety of signaling and transporter molecules. Here, we report that the multidrug resistance protein 4 (MRP4), a cAMP transporter, functionally and physically associates with CFTR.(More)
The Na+, K+-ATPase or Na+, K+-pump plays a critical role in ion homeostasis and many cellular events. The Na+, K+-pump activity is regulated by serine/threonine phosphorylation, the role of tyrosine kinases in the regulation, however, is obscure. We now present novel evidence showing that tyrosine phosphorylation activates the Na+, K+-pump in cortical(More)
It is well established that ligand-gated chloride flux across the plasma membrane modulates neuronal excitability. We find that a voltage-dependent Cl(-) conductance increases neuronal excitability in immature rodents as well, enhancing the time course of NMDA receptor-mediated miniature excitatory postsynaptic potentials (mEPSPs). This Cl(-) conductance is(More)
Human health is related to information stored in our genetic code, which is highly variable even amongst healthy individuals. Gene expression is orchestrated by numerous control elements that may be located anywhere in the genome, and can regulate distal genes by physically interacting with them. These DNA contacts can be mapped with the chromosome(More)
Dysfunction of the Na(+),K(+)-ATPase (Na(+),K(+)-pump), due to reduced energy supply or increased endogenous ouabain-like inhibitors, likely occurs under pathological conditions in the central nervous system. In cultured mouse cortical neurons, we examined the hypothesis that a mild non-toxic inhibition of the Na(+),K(+)-ATPase could synergistically(More)